• Short Summary

    Many records are broken as track and field events continue with the shotput, long jump, 200 metre, men's javelin finals, new events women's long jump and putting the shot, women's 80-metre hurdles, men's 110-metre hurdles, 3000- metre steeplechase, and 400-metre race; over at the Empire Pool, spectators cheer on the women's springboard finals, men's 800-metre relay, women's 200-metre breaststroke, women's 100-metre backstroke, and men's high-dive finals; and yachting events begin at Torbay

  • Description

    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Britain 1948: The Olympic Games

    ENGLAND: London: Brent: Wembley: Wembley Stadium & Empire Pool:
    INT/EXT

    ENGLAND: Devon: Lyme Bay: Torbay:
    EXT

    FANNY BLANKERS-COEN Wins the 80 metres hurdles from Maureen Gardner of Gt. Britain in 1948 Olympic Games


    DIVING Olympic Games diving. Women's springboard diving final. Men's high diving final.


    QUEEN ELIZABETH Arrives at Wembley and seen watching from stands at finish of 80 metres hurdles - joins in the applause for Maureen Gardner who comes second


    MAUREEN GARDNER Narrowly defeated by Fanny Blankers-Koen in 80 metres hurdles though returns identical time - world record


    GEORGE VI Arrives with the Queen at Olympic Games just as 80 metres hurdles finishes. Joins in applause for Maureen Gardner second to Fanny Blankers-Coen


    HURDLE RACING Women's 80 metres hurdles won by Fanny Blankers-Coen with Maureen Gardner second in Olympic games


    McKENLEY HERB. (Jamaican Runner) 2nd to Win in 400 mtrs in 1948 Olympic Games at Wembley


    OLYMPIC GAMES - 1948 Games continue:- Putting the Shot final won by Thompson U.S.A. Hop, step and Jump, Avery of Australia second. 200 metres won by Patton with Ewell second. Springboard finals women. Draves first, Olsen second. Men's Relay 200 metres breast-stroke. Javelin finals. Women's Long jump finals. Women's putting-the-shot won by Ostermeyer, winner of the Discus. Women's 80 hurdles won by Fanny Blankers-Coen with Maureen Gardner second. King and Queen arrives to join in applause for Maureen Gardner. Yachting at Torbay, the International 6-meter class. 3,000 metres steeplechase. 400 metres won in grand race by Arthur Wint from McKenley. Women's backstroke and Men's high-diving


    SWIMMING Ladies 200 metres breast-stroke final. Women's backstroke final. Women's spring-board diving final. Men's Relay Race.


    ARTHUR WINT Winning 400 metres in Olympic Games from Herb McKenly Very good shots of Wint overtaking McKenley to win


    Sport; Athletics

    post-war, postwar, athletes, divers, swimmers, hurdlers, yachts, racing, shotput
    Background: Many records are broken as track and field events continue with the shotput, long jump, 200 metre, men's javelin finals, new events women's long jump and putting the shot, women's 80-metre hurdles, men's 110-metre hurdles, 3000- metre steeplechase, and 400-metre race; over at the Empire Pool, spectators cheer on the women's springboard finals, men's 800-metre relay, women's 200-metre breaststroke, women's 100-metre backstroke, and men's high-dive finals; and yachting events begin at Torbay

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    Film ID:
    VLVA12GXM4DD7YA35GBT1DGDMIDKQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA12GXM4DD7YA35GBT1DGDMIDKQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1948
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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